02-03-2010, 04:07 PM
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I have just purchased an 8703e CDMA model Blackberry (on eBay) (from a seller in Canada) I will be using it to replace my old Motorola Q (which I have given up on) My service is with the Telus network. The phone is not enabled yet and the battery is charging. I received some messages from Telus when I turned on the phone and I am starting to set up my options. The phone looks nice and I am pleased with it.
My plan is to enable (switch over phones) online, as that seems to be the cheapest way to go. I also have the option of taking it into the store to activate. The phone currently has 4.1 version software installed and came with a copy of DM 4.3 on CD. I notice that there is an OS: 8703 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206 (CDMA) version of the software available onsite (specifically states for CDMA) should I update to this version before I activate?
Note: I will just be using the phone for email and BM (on BIS) - I have no plans to use the web browser.
Also:There is an icon on the screen to 'activate BES' but nothing I can see to setup BIS email. Likely I will be able to set that up when I activate. Would anyone please care to advise on the best way to proceed?